18th-19th C cultures, literatures; comparative studies; gender, sexuality; material culture; cultural history; Spain; Spain-Cuba and Spain-North Africa 18th-19th centuries; convict transport history; labor history and history of women’s work; fashion and costume history; Madrid; Iberian studies; Enlightenment; book history; translation; media studies; popular culture; popular theatre; prose fiction; European literary history; history of ideas.
…Catholic Record Society
Royal Historical Society
Suffolk Records Society
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History
Society for Editors and Proofreaders
Society of Authors…
…PhD History University of Cambridge 2014
MA Classics University of Wales Lampeter 2011
PGCE Religious Education University of Cambridge 2004
BA Philosophy University of Cambridge 2002…
…ime in Medieval and Early Modern England (I. B. Tauris, 2017)
Peterborough Folklore (Lasse Press, 2017)
The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds: History, Legacy and Discovery (Lasse Press, 2016)
A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)
The Gages …
I am a historian specialising in church history and popular religion. My specialisms include post-Reformation English Catholicism, all aspects of the church history of the East Anglian region, the history of exorcism and the history of magic.
Cultures of collecting (C19)
History of photography, natural history, libraries, collecting
…American Historical Association
American Society of Church History
Conference on Faith and History…
…Assistant professor, Department of History and Art History…
…lical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (Stanford University Press, forthcoming)
Mapping Early American Elections (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, in progress)
Computational Historical Thinking: With Applications in R (in progress)…
…PhD in history, Brandeis University, 2014…
…The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, 2017).
I am a historian of American religious history and nineteenth-century United States history, often working with computational and spatial methods. I am an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, where I teach digital history, American religious history, and the nineteenth-century United States. I am also affiliated faculty at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
American Literature, History of Science, History of Ideas
Victorian literature (Eliot, Hardy, Gissing), Victorian socio-cultural history, historical musicology, the history of the English novel, interdisciplinary studies in literature
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
Ph.D. in History, University of South Carolina (May 2006)
M.A. in Public History, University of South Carolina (May 2002)
M.A. in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina (May 2002)
B.A. cum laude in History, Lawrence University (June 1999)
Co-author, with William B. McAllister, Joshua Botts, and Peter Cozzens, Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2015)
Co-editor, Foreign Rela…
I am a historian with a particular interest in the nineteenth-century American South, the history of technology (especially transportation), race relations, the history of time, and the history of consumerism.
…History of Toleration and Tolerance in the Pre-Modern World…
medieval and early modern literature and cultural history, including gender issues, xenology, and ecocriticism, history of tolerance, interdisciplinarity, history of mentality and emotions